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I dont have a greenhouse and was wondering it i could grow tomatoe's from seed in my South Facing lounge - of which gets very hot when the sun appears.
Reason being - have too many munchers in my garden and also a badger/foxes who like to have the odd dig where they shouldnt.
How about growing Tumbling Toms in hanging baskets, can't see badgers etc. climbing!
I have just removed my "Money Maker" tomato plants into the greenhouse for good having taken the trouble to keep moving them from house to greenhouse and back. They are growing strongly now but have produced flowers already. I'm not sure that that is a good sign or not as they have not reached their full size. I think I will have to cover them with fleece each night. Time will tell whether my efforts have been worth it.
I appreciate the advice - thank you.
I think growing them in pots - i had no idea about how important the pollination of the flowers were. Equally the allround light was also something i had not taken on board.
Tumbling toms in hanging baskets - brilliant idea.
Tom flowers are self-pollinating so don't need insect life. Insect activity can help merely by moving a flower around and stimulating the flower's internal mechanics. You can achieve exactly the same thing by giving the flowers a light flick with your fingers or a brush with the palm of your hand.
Italophile - i never knew that - thank you.
saltski, a friend of mine used to use an electric toothbrush. Goodness knows why.